Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the pace of pregnancy

for those who are looking for a pregnancy update, we are now 30 weeks into this thing, and all is going well.  Shannon feels great, and looks great, as you can see in this picture from 29 weeks:


and here is our little yet unnamed man.  he looks contemplative, as if he's meditating on something:

pregnancy is such a strange little snippet of time.  you go into it knowing approximately how long it's goinig to take, and yet even with that foreknowledge, it still seems to fly by.  easy for me to say, right?  i'm not the one lugging around another member of the species around my midsection for the better part of a year.  still, though, it is amazing how knowing when something is going to happen doesn't seem to have much affect on our perception of time.  nine months seems like such a long time, but it has felt like 3 months.  and we still have so much to do!  we have to pick out a name and move shannon's office and babify our house and prepare ourselves for a daily regimen of 2-3 hours of sleep.  and while we sit and think and shop for new car seats (who knew they expire?!), that little human is just contemplatin' and percolatin' and before we know it, he'll be here, screaming his little head off. 

will we be ready for him? 

and, when i look at jack and cade wrestling on the floor i have to wonder, will he be ready for us? 

ready or not, the time is approaching, and it's approaching at a breakneck pace, so i need to go move a desk and do some painting.  and spend the next month sleeping. 

2 comments:

Emoly said...

truthfully those 3-d ultrasounds sort of freak me out. But what I find compelling about yours is how much he looks like Jack (and you, greg). I've always thought most of those images just look like aliens, yours is the first I have ever thought to look like a human baby. That is awesome. Good luck and go get some sleep.

Happy said...

She looks radiant! I was going to say before I even read the bulk of your post how another person's pregnancy always seems to go by in the blink of an eye!

Carseats expiring...I actually used that as a point in my constant discussion of why we should have another and do it now...so we don't need to buy a new infant seat. But alas, I sold it on Craigslist b/c it was due to expire in a year and I'm not winning my case. Hee, hee.

Enjoy the last ten weeks of preparing and savoring sleep! I'm sure that baby boy will be born as if he was meant to be the perfect addition to your sweet family! God has a way of doing that!